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Cruelty

What is God’s Love and his great Compassion?
Why it is only for some and why it is ration?
This morning I was so perturbed
When I was going through the words of a local news form
Some had to call the authorities it had reported
When they got a stinking smell from a house near by
Police had to force open the door, had to enter with masks
They heard a faint voice from a gloomy room inside
Found a weeping old lady beside a dead malodorous body
 “Wake up my son. Why don’t you open your eyes?
Here I have brought you some rice.
So wake up my  little love.
See officers! please ask him to have this food
Without torturing me this much”
It was a nonstop pleading the officers had to witness
The old lady was holding a plate with few biscuits
Which she had collected from dustbin it said
The woman is insane!
For a long time neighbours  had claimed
They had been living in that house
No outside world had reached their eyes
Once she had been extremely rich 
Leading a luxury life with ultimate joy, it added
Fate had turned a cruel face, they were told
After her husband’s death, her sole bread winner
The old lady had no one’s help
All their money had been robbed by her loving relatives
Finally she couldn’t sustain her courage it seems
Left with crippled from birth, a bed ridden only relation
The body whom she was holding, was her beloved young son.
How can the world be so cruel?
Where is God? Why no mercy upon some people?
If the World is created by Him why people suffer so harshly?
Please don’t judge me or my faith dear Soupies
I am so shaken you see


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  1. Date: 8/11/2013 11:55:00 AM
    This is very sad, but good job telling this sad story! MC

  1. Date: 7/23/2013 12:10:00 AM
    Very true Manel. Yes , there is a lot of cruelty in our living world. Excellent write. Enjoyed. Thanks for sharing it.

  1. Date: 7/20/2013 6:22:00 PM
    Gosh; this is so sad. The poem is good, but I recon it's true. Some people have it really bad and all we can do is wonder - why? I am no one to judge. There is a lot of crulity in the world. My blessings to you...... Lucilla

  1. Date: 7/20/2013 5:37:00 PM
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  1. Date: 7/20/2013 10:57:00 AM
    In a way God tied his own hands when he gave us humans free will. We must make the decision to turn our will and problems over to him. Many try to live life under their own strength and by what they think is right and sadly the conseqences of our many human decisions leads to much pain. We have destoyed our planet and led lives of quiet desperation not knowing who to seek and our Savior waits at our door and knocks and we refuse his comfort. a gift purchased at a very high cost waiting for us.